Why Have You Been Given So Much?

“It is a dangerous thing to ask why someone else has been given more. It is humbling – and indeed healthy – to ask why you have been given so much.”
~ Condoleezza Rice,
Founder – Center for New Generation (1992), Political Scientist, Diplomat, United States Secretary of State (2005–2009),
United States National Security Advisor (2001–2005), Provost of Stanford University (1993–1999),
Augusta National Golf Club (2012), ESPNW Impact 25 (2014), Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (2017) & Author

You’ll Spend Less Time Railing Against Life’s Unfairness

“The sooner you learn that life is not fair, the better off you’ll be, because you’ll spend less time railing against life’s unfairness and feeling aggrieved and entitled, and more time figuring out how to maximize your assets, and your talents and how to deal with things that you’re not very good at.”
~ Condoleezza Rice,
Founder – Center for New Generation (1992), Political Scientist, Diplomat, United States Secretary of State (2005–2009),
United States National Security Advisor (2001–2005), Provost of Stanford University (1993–1999),
Augusta National Golf Club (2012), ESPNW Impact 25 (2014), Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (2017) & Author

Grateful Recognition of Our Own Assets

“The very first step toward giving to others is grateful recognition of our own assets.”
~ Nancy Brinker
Founder – Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (1982) United States Ambassador-Hungary (2001–03), Lizette H. Sarnoff Volunteer Award (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University), Ladies’ Home Journal ‘s Top Ten Champions of Women’s Health Award, Ladies’ Home Journal ‘s 100 Most Important Women of the 20th Century, Biography Magazine’s 25 Most Powerful Women in America, Peralta Cancer Research Institute’s Humanitarian Award (1985), Maura Award, Women Helping Women (1986), Dallas Historical Society Award (1986), Ultra Magazine’s Humanitarian Award (1987), Distinguished Women of Northwood Institute Award (1987), President’s Volunteer Action Award Citation (1987), Marie Lombardi Humanitarian Award (1988), Alpha Epsilon Phi’s National Community Service Award (1989), Gib Lewis Award for Excellence in Cancer Control (1989), Texas Women’s Hall of Fame (1989), Society of Surgical Oncology’s James Ewing Layman Award (1994), Salomon Smith Barney Extraordinary Achievement Award (1998), National Caring Award (1999), Sisters Network Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), St. Louis University Sword of Ignatius Loyola Award (2001), Centers for Disease Control Champions of Excellence Award (2001), Global Conference Institute’s Healthcare Humanitarian Award (2001), American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Special Recognition Award (2001), Toastmasters International Top Five Speakers Award (2001), Service to America Leadership Award (National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation – 2004), Mary Woodard Lasker Award for Public Service (Albert & Mary Lasker Foundation – 2005), Research America Advocacy Award (2005) & Talk Show Host – Conversations with Nancy Brinker
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Non-Violence: Pretty Advanced Weaponry

“Nonviolence is pretty ballsy, pretty advanced weaponry.”
~ Ava DuVernay
Filmmaker, Writer, Director, Producer, Film Distributor, Tribeca Film Institute’s Heineken Affinity Award, African-American Film Critics (2011),
Sundance Film Festival Directing Award (2012), Film Independent Spirit Awards -Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award (2012),
African-American Film Critics Association (2X), Women Film Critics Circle – Josephine Baker Award (2012), Black Reel Awards (2X), Black Film Critics Circle (2014),
Central Ohio Film Critics Association (2X), Alliance of Women Film Journalists (2X), Dorothy Arzner Directors Award (2015), Mattel “Sheros” (2015),
Smithsonian Magazine’s American Ingenuity Award (2017), 49th NAACP Image Awards Entertainer of the Year (2018),
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Being an Asset

“We all have a gift; we all have a passion – it’s just about finding it
and going into it. Being an asset to your family and community.”
~ Angela Bassett,
Actress, Author, Saturn Award, Image Awards (5x),
Golden Globe Award & Black Reel Award